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called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campai
romney won versus 2 5% for president barack obama. the first presidential debate focused and candidates have plenty to talk about including health care reform. >> in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did was push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> in the past two years, it has gone up but they have gone up slower than any time in the last four years. >> my number one principal said there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit to a void the middle-class, it is maddening. >> he -- room room emphasized his campaign principles. >> look at the last four years, we have 23 million people out of work. >> the debate was low on drama and high on energy if i cannily from mitt romney. -- particularly from mitt romney. >> he seized upon that opportunity and i didn't think president barack obama was rusty so much that nobody has spoken to him like that over the last four years. >>> and the real test for the candidates come on november 6th. >>> the last debate is in florida. sandra endo, pam, back to you. >>> and right now the va
candidates are gearing up for wins this big night the first presidential debate gates president obama and mitt romney are finishing up some final campaigning and the big corporation will be taking over their schedules for the next couple of days and to the face of in denver. >> the clock is ticking down to wednesday's presidential debate with press didn't obama and mid kron going head-to-head. >> i think both are excellent in their own way we could argue that lead has had a lot more recent experience obviously but also part of it depends on flaw is moderating believes he's been to these 20 debates in the course of the primaries in new cranking rich and self to said he is the best debater. the republicans said they think he is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn'
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
1,000 shops operating in the city. >>> in a little less than 24 hours, president obama and mitt romney will clash in denver in the first presidential debate. elizabeth explains now why both men are approaching it with cautious optimism. >> president baa rack obama and governor mitt romney their first of three show downs. this week the debate will focus on domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy. romney says it's not about who comes out on top. >> in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to de scribe the bathway forward for america that we would choose. >> while the president is confident he's not underestimating the competition. >> gofrper romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney may have an advantage. during the primaries, he participated in several debates. this time around he's been gearing up for one-on-one face offs. >> just getting used and tarlying the questions back and forth how the single moderato
. >> mitt romney and president obama will take the stage tonight in denver for the first presidential debate. >> people want to know who's going to win score the punches. >> it's a drag. >> they are making me do my homework. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. >>> a developing story in berkeley. firefighters are watching for hot spots after a duplex went up in flames early this morning. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with what made this fire so difficult to fight. she joins us now with the latest. anne. >> reporter: you can see some of the difficulties here on the street behind me and the homes are so close together in some circumstances only a few feet. bien venue avenue still closed, firefighters watching for flare- ups. you can see how intense the fire became. five people were living in the home all of them got out safely including a woman in a wheelchair who had to be helped out by police. four homes surrounding this one were also evacuated as a precaution. those people have been allowed back in this morning and fir
, tomorrow is the big day the first debate between president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. candidates will spend the day getting ready for the event in colorado. the president holding no rallies yesterday but he did visit a campaign office in henderson, nevada, delivered pizzas there, by the way, not far from where he and his staff have been strategizing. romney spoke to supporters in denver. >> this president is taking us on a path that's not working. he is making us more and more like europe. i don't want to be like europe. europe doesn't work in europe. >> at the university of denver crews are putting the final touches on the arena making it into a debate set. yesterday 92 university students learned their names were drawn from a lottery for tickets to the big debate tomorrow night. you won't need a ticket. just tune in here and watch the debate on cbs 5 beginning tomorrow night at 6:00. all eyes, an hour and a half, should be good. >>> 5:40. another apple apology. the new iphone glitch driving up customer bills. >> plus, airline seats come unbolted in midair. he
. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs
first term as governor. he served 12 years in congress, he was 86. >>> presidential race tightening both on the road. president obama coming to san francisco this afternoon. mitt romney is enjoying a bounce in virginia to talk foreign policy. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were on hand at a fundraiser one of five vents expected to ad 10 million dollars to the campaign -- after mr. obama and democrats raised 181 million dollars last month. thanking the performers the president made a joke about his lackluster performance last week. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: mitt romney is on the stump, drawing huge crowds, 9,000 in florida. >> you have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. [ laughing ] >> now of course we are hearing his excuses. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc new
up their big night on wednesday the first presidential debate. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has w
president obama. 47% say they support mitt romney, the republican presidential nominee. in terms of unemployment and budget issues, romfry i -- romney appeared to have the edge. president obama had an edge on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentalit
. >> voters on both sides turned out at viewing parties around the bay area to watch the presidential debate. leslie brinkley was on both sides to gauge rex a. she is live in -- on both sides to gauge reaction. >> there is a lot of baseball analogies. some say obama hit a homerun, and others say romney who was the allstar. >> i think he hit a homerun. we have two victories in the bay area with the oakland a's and the giants, and i think the president is there with them. >> the national co chair of technology for obama turns this nightclub on howard street into a place for 500 obama supporters to watch the great debate. >> i think obama has kept his cool. i think he has answered everything in reasonable, honest , nonmudslinging ways. >> i think obama is doing a good job. he has had a few zingers on romney. romney is cardboard and very flat. >> others critique the moderator for limiting the banter. >> they both looked uncomfortable. it looked like he was not allowing either to debate. >> but there was a different take on the debate across the bay in walnut creek where the gop supporters conven
around the bay area to watch the presidential debate. leslie brinkley was on both sides to gauge rex a. she is live in -- on both sides to gauge reaction. >> there is a lot of baseball analogies. some say obama hit a homerun, and others say romney who was the allstar. >> i think he hit a homerun. we have two victories in the bay area with the oakland a's and the giants, and i think the president is there with them. >> the national co chair of technology for obama turns this nightclub on howard street into a place for 500 obama supporters to watch the great debate. >> i think obama has kept his cool. i think he has answered everything in reasonable, honest , nonmudslinging ways. >> i think obama is doing a good job. he has had a few zingers on romney. romney is cardboard and very flat. >> others critique the moderator for limiting the banter. >> they both looked uncomftable. it looked like he was not allowing either to debate. >> but there was a different take on the debate across the bay in walnut creek where the gop supporters convened. >> romney came out much stronger than obama figu
back >>> the first presidential debate is now history. it was -- president obama and mitt romney trading jabs over several domestic issues and a c nn poll shows that 67% of americans believe that romney won the debate. >>> police are investigating two separate murders that happened in san hoe san jose overnight. it makes 36 homicides this year. the first victim was transported to the hospital and early this morning and the second was pronounced dead at the scene. we have a live report throughout the morning. >>> fleet week is picking up with a lot going on today an all weekend. the blue angels are practicing. look up over the bay and you'll get that show. live in san francisco with updates throughout the morning on the other things to see this weekend in fleet week. >>> bay area sports with the coliseum, you can hear the fans cheering. for first time all season. the oakland athletics win the division in amazing fashion. they were five games behind texas with nine games left in the regular season. standing room only and the fans are going nuts, up 1-0 until texas lifts them up bu
threat. some of the officers could potentially be disciplined. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney face off tonight in denver. the format will be a little different than past presidential debates. we will hear what issues will get special emphasis tonight. >>> all lanes are back open after a big accident at about he 10:30 last -- at about 10:30 last night. the man slammed into the suv and the other driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. they shut down the area until they clear the scene. >>> three vehicles including an ambulance have been damaged since thursday. one driver even suffered some injuries when an object came crashing right through his windshield hitting his arm. all three incidents happened near g street, anybody with information is asked to call police. >>> the man accused of snatching a nine-year-old from a restroom in san mateo is facing new charges. they are tying the man to an incident that happened in march. he photographed a group of nine- year-old girls from underneath a restroom stall and is currently being held on felony kidnapping an
of the presidential candidates tomorrow evening will be on domestic policies with a heavy emphasis on the economy. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both the president and republican nominee are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking a break at a denver chipotle with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to-head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you
for mitt romney and president obama this morning after last night's first presidential debate in denver. a strong showing from romney who went on the offensive criticizing the president's spending record. >> you've been president for four years you said would you cut the deficit in half, we still have trillion dollar deficit. if you are reelected we'll get to a trillion dollar debt. >> romney actaed the president's handling of the economy saying mr. obama spent most of his energy pushing through sweeping overhaul of health care instead of focusing on job creation. >> the president: at some point, i think the american people have to ask is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret, balls they are too good? is it because that some -- because they are too good? is it because that somehow middle class families will benefit too much? >> pundits are saying romney's aggressive performance last night was what he needed to do to generate much needed momentum for his campaign. >> bay area voters tuned in to watch and react. >> romney was came out much stronger t
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presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama will be at denver. >> final preparations transforming this into one large television studio. 50 million people worldwide will have an unobstructed view. these candidates on wednesday night. >> what you will see is president obama and ronnie on stage and a moderator. and-mitt romney. >> maria jose? among hundreds of students are hoping for the few tickets to get inside. >> i thought that it was cold that it was coming to the university. i thought that it was--cool. to learn more about the political process. >> something that i would say to my children. that i was in attendance. i was here. >> only a small fraction of the seats will be taken by student body. they do not know how many people are going to be actually in here. voters will be making up their minds. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound. as denver adds a new chapter to political history. and of course kron 4 will of the entire debate go to our
they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in n
parties around the bay area to watch the presidential debate. leslie brinkley was on both sides to gauge rex a. she is live in -- on both sides to gauge reaction. >> there is a lot of baseball analogies. some say obama hit a homerun, and others say romney whothe al. the allstar. >> i think he hit a homerun. we have two victories in the bay area with the oakland a's and the giants, and i think the president is there with them. >> the national co chair of technology for obama turns this nightclub on howard street into a place for 500 obama supporters to watch the great debate. >> i think obama has kept his cool. i think he has answered everything in reasonable, honest , nonmudslinging ways. >> i think obama is doing a good job. he has had a few zingers on romney. romney is cardboard and very flat. >> others critique the moderator for limiting the banter. >> they both looked uncomfortable. it looked like he was not allowing either to debate. >> but there was a different take on the debate across the bay in walnut creek where the gop supporters convened. >> romney came out much stronger than
that killed osama bin laden. however the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november presidential election. >>> this appeared to be a case of mistaken identity and it may actually have been an assassination attempt on americans. they fired into an suv and the associated press reports as evidence a drug cartel infiltrated the police and masterminded that ambush. two cia agents were wounded in that attack. in the meantime fbi are investigating the killing of two border patrol agents. they were investigating those near arizona. so far no arrests have been made but authorities suspect more than one percent fired at those agents. >>> it boil -- emotions boiled over at oakland city hall last night. >> can you remove those protesters who will not sit down and refuse to take their seats. >> they say the shooting of alan blueford was unwarranted and unjustified. alan blueford's mother demanded the police report. >> you can turn away from me and act like it don't matter. alan blueford is gone. >> they gave the report to the alan blueford family but that report stil
presidential candidates are gearing up for the debate on wednesday. president obama and mitt romney are content are wrapping up now some final campaigning and last-minute debate preparations are on their way. they will face off in december the day after tomorrow. supporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> both are excellent in their own way you can argue that it has had a lot more recent experience. also part of it depends on who was moderating. then what newt gingrich himself said that he is the best debater and he beat all of them. temple's eddie said he is a terrific the major. >> why would carry say he is better than obama? they're trying to lower expectations. they will while you right here on kron4 with all the highlights of the debate and we'll be showing the debate as well. meantime let's take a look of the latest poll it shows pretty much a dead heat 48.7% to 48.6% this is the latest they have and the polls. you can see it right here we will study the highlights what if you flip over to kind cast 193 or 4.2247 news channel you can see the entire debate as that first presi
presidential debates before election day. >>> well, the obama campaign says don't expect any zingers before wednesday night's debate in denver. yesterday in las vegas, the president talked about the upcoming debate. >> what i'm most concerned about is -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard-working americans. now, arizona senator john mccain who debated both president obama and mitt romney says he's not expecting any major moments. >> i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention. >> now, both campaigns are trying to lower expectations. however, yesterday, during the sunday morning political shows. new jersey governor chris christie predicted that romney will hit a home run and turn the presidential race upside down. mitt romney heads to denver today, ahead of that debate. you can watch the first debate live from denver wednesday night right here. the debate begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> 8:40. one week from today, president obama comes back
presidential debate. the stage is set for tonight's showdown between president obama and mitt romney. their first face-to-face meeting in five years. chuck todd is the white house political director and chief white house correspondent outside the university of denver. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. first of three 90-minute debates, one-on-one between president obama and mitt romney, and it comes at a critical time. for romney it's about turning the page on a rough september, and for the president it's a chance to shut off romney's last path to victory. president obama took a break from tuesday's debate prep in nevada visiting the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular, and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: meanwhile in denver, mitt romney's break time from debate prep was lunch at the tex-mex chain restaurant chipotle joined by ohio senator rob portman who is playing mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions. with the two candidates off the trail tuesday, their number two men picked up the slack. campaigning in north carolina vice president biden dre
or joint missions with libyan forces. however, the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november presidential election. >>> and a new report out today will highlight one of the nation's most wasteful counterterrorism programs ever. homeland security financed this. the record ads that the fusion centers were run by state and local officials with little oversight on spending. >>> people all over the nation are talking about this morning about a wisconsin television news anchor who on live television blasted a viewer who criticized her weight. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat, and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but from what you see on the outside and i'm watch more than a number on a scale. >> that's jennifer livingston. she works f
presidential nominee mitt romney will give a foreign speech today criticizing president obama as a weak leader on the stage. jacqueline fells is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: pam, mitt romney's campaign is offering fresh details this morning on how would represent the u.s. on the world stage if elected. president barack obama's team is firing back on the defense. mitt romney will criticize's the president's handling on the libyan attacks. one say his speech will be a stark contrast between foreign policy and failed record of the president. romney headed overseas this summer. the obama camp quickly seized on misstep from those trips. mitt romney will try to hold on to momentum he recently picked up. a new post debate gallop poll shows the race is tied. coming up a new ad begins playing today just as mitt romney takes the stage in virginia. in washington, jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the u.s. forest service ran out of money this year to fight fires during the worst wild fire season on record. at the end of august the money to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks and
how he is going to address his performance today and what the spin is from the obama campaign. >> that is interesting. the next debate is the vice- presidential debate, that will be interesting as will. all right. carla, san francisco political reporter joining us live from a rally for president obama after the debate in denver, colorado, thank you, carla. >> thanks for having me. >> we have more information on the debate on our website including a fact check of the statements made, a lot of numbers, facts and figures thrown out. find that there. >> 7:50. glaring deficiencies, tough criticism of the oakland police department. pam cook is in our newsroom with this call to action to make things better and safer in oakland. what is that about? >> it actually all started 10 years ago with an oakland police scandal known as the riders case and has resurfaced with the occupy movement. police response to occupy oakland last october is called troubling. that comes from the monitor appointed by the court after the rider case to oversee the actions of the oakland police department. he s
. >>> decision 2012 now. let's talk politics. the first presidential debate is now officially in the history books. it was at times contentious but not overly hostile. president obama and mitt romney traded jabs here and there mostly about how to bring jobs back to america and other domestic issues as well. take a listen. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years health care premiums have gone up. it's true, but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. >> i put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. >> my number one principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loop loopholes that only effect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennening the middle class. it's math. >> according to a nationwide poll last night 2/3 of people who watched the debate think romney won the showdown. the vice
figures are released on friday. >>> now to the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney are said to face off tomorrow night in the first of three presidential debates. crews put the finishing touches at the stage today of the university of denver. at the eve of a debate, a wall street journal poll shows the president keeping his gain but romney is close by. the moderator is jim lehrer host of news hour. president obama and governor romney will have two minutes for their answers. >>> and at 10:30 tonight, how the two candidates are getting ready. one visited the site of an engineering marvel he had never seen before. >>> five men were gunned down in four separate and apparently unrelated incidents. the first happened near international boulevard. police say the man was killed at his home. the victim was on his porch at the time and was shot several times. investigators tell us that the angle of the bullets indicate it may have been a drive by shooting. this rash of shootings started last night when an 18-year-old was killed. then at 10:20 another man was killed. then t
are released on friday. >>> now to the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney are said to face off tomorrow night in the first of three presidential debates. crews put the finishing touches at the stage today of the university of denver. at the eve of a debate, a wall street journal poll shows the president keeping his gain but romney is close by. the moderator is jim lehrer host of news hour. president obama and governor romney will have two minutes for their answers. >>> and at 10:30 tonight, how the two candidates are getting ready. one visited the site of an engineering marvel he had never seen before. >>> five men were gunned down in four separate and apparently unrelated incidents. the first happened near international boulevard. police say the man was killed at his home. the victim was on his porch at the time and was shot several times. investigators tell us that the angle of the bullets indicate it may have been a drive by shooting. this rash of shootings started last night when an 18-year-old was killed. then at 10:20 another man was killed. then this morni
hot as it has been. >> present obama and that romney will be squaring off in their first presidential debate today. the showdown is going to be here in denver and will focus on the issue of the economy. it has been heavily emphasized during his campaign and that is what we're gonna talk about. they're trying to lower the expectations. there from the camp says that it's not about winning and the other side is saying that they're going to pressure the challenger. >> i think the debate is going to be interesting in their by-to back up their statements. they will be held to account for more than they have been held accountable for as far as the facts and details. >> governor romney is probably the underdog but i believe he's going to be ready. he'll be ready about the issues and that is what this campaign is about. >> fumbles can be costly. and quite a few people have lost elections because of the poor debate. you can sit on art 247 news and weather channel comcast's 193 as well as digital 4.2. >> a quick break is 7:26 a.m. and a live look outside as we check out where the a's are hoping
,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the next 33 days. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking for
,000. go to facebook.com/abc7 news we'll announce the winner october 18th. >>> the first presidential debate is two days away now. both candidates are in high gear getting ready for the showdown. president obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion li
5:00 a.m. >> decision 2012. mitt romney and barack obama are both an agreement that jobs is a paramount issue. however, they have different strategies. this is center stage on the political playground. >> getting americans back to work is the goal for both presidential candidates. however, they have different ideas on how to get that done. the election is one month away. they are each sang at their own formula is a winning formula. president obama sign @ mitt romney cannot pay for his plan without sticking it to the middle tax. >> we cannot double down on a top-down economic policies that got us into this mess is not a jobs plan is not a plan for the economy. it is not a plan to strengthen the middle class is not change is a relapse. we are not going to do it! >> this was an fisher is no, va. when a mitt romney saying that barack obama has not created more jobs or made promises that he made. >> we are not going to let that happen to want to create jobs would not want to kill jobs and this country. >> when asked when would best handle handle- unemployment. you can see in t
, president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event, while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> one of the most highly contested states is nevada, where unemployment is 12.5%, the highest in the nation. their presidential race there is extremely close. both candidates according to the state's 3% undecided voters. bill whittaker talked to two of them. >> reporter: are you better off now than you were four years ago? >> no. >> reporter: single mom and nevada native admits that she sounds like a grim statistic from her economically disstressed state. >> house in foreclosure, no job? >> i'm the 47% on foot stamps. and medicaid, so you know, i'm one of those people. >> reporter: four years ago she was swept up by the tide of enthusiasm around candidate barack obama. >> i was an obama mama and i was proud to claim that. >> reporter: not so much now? >> not so much. i'm not as enthused. >> do you think that romney could be that change? >> it could be a change, i just don't know if it would be for the better. >> and i would say no, i'm not better off right now than before. >> repor
years ago. >>> on to the presidential race, the two major candidates are expected to focus on jobs today after the government releases september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you onl
. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go until election day the race is tightening. >>> governor brown is calling for special action to ease the gasoline shortage emergency that led to record gas prices here in california. the governor is telling the state air resources board to allow gas suppliers to start pumping the winter blend gasoline that usually isn't available until november 1. gas prices have soared because of three problems. >> we had chevron problem which isn't completely fixed in richmond. the exxon refinery in southern california had a power outage and went completely offline
presidential debates is over. this morning, most of the people who watched it say governor mitt romney got the upper hand on president obama. >> the candidates traded views on the economy, domestic issues and jan crawford is at the site of last night's debate in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norahad h and charlie and to our viewers in the west. this is the only presidential debate out here in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a sharply different approach. >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney came into the night with polls showing most voters thought the president would win. he clearly exceeded expectations. cbs news poll of uncommitted voters shows by a 2-1
fell to its lowest level since he took office. much needed boost for the obama campaign after wednesday's debate. the president will be speaking on that stage at george mason university shortly. we will check back and bring you the details. >>> republican presidential nom nominee mitt romney campaigning in virginia today. he talked about his controversial comments on the 47%. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. i absolutely believe however that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> that video came out of mitt romney at a fundraiser in may saying almost half of the american people are victims and dependant on the government. mitt romney today will be at a coal country rally in southwest virginia, he is accused the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. >>> a film that depicts the osama bin laden man hunt is set to debut two days before the election. navy seals killed osama bin laden in may 2011. the film which will air on the national geographic channel is distributed by the weinstein company, the chairman is a prominent fundraiser for the obama cam
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
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